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Totem of Undying

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Totem of Undying
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Marsh Davies Mojang avatar.png ... The Woodland Mansion houses many treasures worth the risk - not least of which resides within the robes of the Evoker himself. Best him in combat and he will drop a Totem of Undying - a magic relic that, if equipped during some fatal calamity, will bring the player back from the brink of death!
Marsh Davies[1]

A totem of undying is an item which can save a player from death.



Evokers will always drop 1 totem of undying when killed.


If the player is holding a totem of undying in either their main or off-hand slots, and the player receives otherwise fatal damage, it will prevent the player from dying. It will bring the player to 1 (Half Heart.svg), remove all existing status effects, and then provide the player with 40 seconds of
II and 5 seconds of
II. In the Console Edition, it also provides the player with 40 seconds of
Fire Resistance
II.[Legacy Console Edition only] The totem of undying is destroyed when it is used.

  • When used, an animation will play where the totem of undying appears to hover in front of the player's screen, similar to the animation when a player encounters an elder guardian.
  • Totems of undying do not save the player from death caused by the /kill command, or void damage.


Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Availability Xbox points earned Trophy type (PS)
Xbox PS Bedrock Nintendo

Cheating Death Use the Totem of Undying to cheat death Have the Totem of Undying in your hand when you die. Yes Yes Yes Yes 30G Silver


Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Internal ID
Postmortal Use a Totem of Undying to cheat death Monster Hunter minecraft:adventure/totem_of_undying


Official release
1.11 16w39a Added totem of undying.
1.11.1 16w50a ID name changed from totem to totem_of_undying.
Pocket Edition
1.1 build 1 Added totem of undying.
Legacy Console Edition
TU54 CU44 1.52 Patch 24 Patch 4 Added totem of undying.
TU56 CU48 1.55 Patch 26 Patch 6 Totem of Undying now applies Fire Resistance II.


Issues relating to “Totem of Undying” are maintained on the issue tracker. Report issues there.


  • If a mob is summoned in holding a totem of undying, they will also resurrect upon death and the sound effect will play. However, the animation will not show up.